Text by Maria
The Urban Umbrella is designed by Young-Hwan Choi and the Agencie Group, based in New York. It replaces the ugly wood and steel scaffolding which covers the, under construction, sidewalks around areas and it was created to protect people. The design recently won the contest UrbanSHED which is funded by the New York Department of Buildings. Experts hope the new plan will eventually replace all the pavement that exists throughout the city.